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Things to Do Tours & Eco-tours


ALLIGATOR BOB’S ECOTOURS – NE P.O. Box 522 • Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-3008 • www.gatorbob.com/ecotours


Prices from $35.00 - and up. Reservation only.


STAY 2 HOURS Take interpretive walks in Florida’s Pristine coastal and freshwater wetlands, hardwood hammocks and flat pinewood forest. Located on private and public conservation lands where opportunities abound to observe many rare and beautiful plants, birds and the diverse wildlife that it supports. Paddle nearby river systems to see alligators, otters, turtles and many of Florida’s wading and shoreline birds in their natural habitat.


BAYSHORE SAILING COMPANY LLC – DT On the Tampa Riverwalk 700 S Florida Ave. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 601-4480 • www.bayshoresailing.com


Exclusive, luxury yacht charters available for sunset cruises, corporate meetings, and special events on Tampa Bay. Yachts located Downtown Tampa on the Riverwalk. Let us show you the real treasure of Tampa Bay.


CANOE ESCAPE – NE 9335 E Fowler Ave. • Thonotosassa, FL 33592 (813) 986-2067 • www.canoeescape.com


Prices starting at $45 per canoe (includes two adults and two children 11 and under). Open daily. Closed Thanksgiv- ing, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.


STAY 2 HOURS TO A FULL DAY


Explore the Hillsborough River through a 16,000 acre wilderness park and discover the natural Florida. See birds, turtles and ‘gators on a two hour to full day downstream paddling adventure with family, friends, or business associates.


CIGAR CITY BREWING – WS 3924 W Spruce St.• Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 348-6363 • www.cigarcitybrewing.com


Cigar City Brewing LLC produces small batches of hand- crafted, artisanal ales and lagers in a variety of classic styles for wholesale and retail distribution. A focus on local ingredients and culture is the cornerstone around which our award-winning recipes are constructed.


CITY BIKE TAMPA – DT 212 E Cass St. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 225-1777 • www.citybiketampa.com


Store Open: Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday 10am-6pm; Thursday 10am-7pm; Saturday 10am-4pm; Sunday 12pm- 4pm. Rental Hut call for hours. Tours are $29.95. Thursday night group rides every week at 7pm; lights required: FREE.


STAY 2.5-3 HOURS


City Bike Tampa is a full service specialty bicycle shop with two locations in downtown Tampa. Renting bicycles and baby seats, trailers, trail-a-bikes, and jogging strollers. Also offering scenic tours, history tours, weekly group rides, sales, parts, accessories and service.


CRACKER COUNTRY – ET Florida State Fairgrounds P.O. Box 11766 • Tampa, FL 33680 (813) 627 4225 • www.crackercountry.org


Discover Cracker Country, a rural Florida outdoor living history museum, and experience how the daily lives of early Florida settlers revolved around chores, seasons, family, and community. Now, living history interpreters, skilled artisans, heritage livestock, and heirloom plants complete your encounter with early Florida life.


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THE FLORIDA AQUARIUM – DT 701 Channelside Dr. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 273-4000 • www.flaquarium.org


Adults $19.95; Children under 12 $14.95; Eco Tours: Adult $21.95; Children under 12 $17.95. Open daily 9:30am-5pm.


STAY 3 HOURS


Journey through the bay aboard the Bay Spirit, our 72-foot powered catamaran, allows guests to encounter the awesome animals that thrive in these local waters. The only requirement is a sense of adventure. A good pair of binoculars is optional.


GHOST TOURS OF TAMPA BAY – DT Indigo Café 514 N Franklin St. • Tampa, FL 33602 (727) 894-4678 • www.ghosttour.net


Adults $15; Children ages 4-12 $8. Call for group rates. 8pm nightly by reservation.


STAY 1.5 HOURS


Nightly candlelight walking tours in Tampa, St. Petersburg, John’s Pass, or St. Pete Beach. Florida attraction fun for families, friends, and groups of all ages. Close to restaurants, beaches, Fort Desoto and Clearwater.


GIRAFFE RANCH – R 38650 Mickler Rd. • Dade City, FL 33523 (813) 482-3400 • www.girafferanch.com


Reservations only. Open daily with two tours per day at 11am and 2pm. Adults (12+) $59.99; Seniors (65+) $54.99; Children ages 2-11 $49.99; Children 2 and under Free; FL children group rate $14.99.


STAY 2 HOURS


Have you ever fed a giraffe and smelled its grassy breath? Memories last a lifetime. Giraffe Ranch provides fun, intimate, high-quality, hands-on animal adventures. See, smell, touch animals thriving in large natural herds with room to roam. Family owned/operated for 10 years.


GUS’ CRABBY ADVENTURES – BR 3031 SW Manatee Ave. • Ruskin, FL 33570 (813) 645-6578 • www.crabbyadventures.com


Be a crew mate on Captain Gus’ commercial crab boat. A once-in-a-lifetime eco-experience. Mates learn to pull and bait crab traps. Clean, steam and EAT catch of stone crabs and blue crabs on Tampa Bay.


MAGIC CARPET GLIDE SEGWAY TOURS – DT 615 Channelside Dr. • Tampa, FL 33602 (813) 380-1916 • www.magiccarpetglide.com


Glide through gorgeous downtown Tampa and its surrounding islands and breathtaking views on a 2nd generation Segway that is easy to ride and provides endless fun.


RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM – CT 4201 N Dale Mabry • Tampa, FL 33607 (813) 350-6500 • www.tampasportsauthority.com


Open Monday-Friday 8am-5pm. Weekends when events are held. Tours are Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, morning and afternoon. Call ahead (813) 350-6545. Prices vary, please check with TicketMaster.


STAY 4 HOURS


Raymond James Stadium is home to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the University of South Florida Bulls. The stadium also hosts the Outback Bowl, concerts, soccer events and monster truck shows. Tours of Raymond James Stadium are conducted on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday at 2pm. Private tours can be reserved on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday at 9am or 10:30am. Tours can include the playing field, locker rooms, club lounge, suites and pirate ship. Please call prior to tours as some areas may be unavailable. Tampa Sports Authority also manages three publicly owned golf courses: Babe Zaharias Golf Course, Rocky Point Golf Course and Rogers Park Golf Course.


TAMPA’S LOWRY PARK ZOO – CT 1101 W Sligh Ave. • Tampa, FL 33604 (813) 935-8552 • www.lowryparkzoo.com


Adults $20.95; Seniors (60+) $18.95; Children ages 3-11 $15.96; Free for children two and under. Parking is free. Open seven days a week from 9:30am-5pm. Closed on Thanksgiving and Christmas Day.


STAY 4-5 HOURS


Enhance your visit to the number one zoo in the USA, Tampa’s Lowry Park Zoo, by cruising on the River Odyssey Eco-tour, a relaxing journey up the Hillsborough River. Learn about the wildlife often found at the river’s edge. Tickets at Zoo.


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